A superb historical overview of the eternally close and often symbiotic relationship between British sport and British society. Capacious, full of telling detail, unfailingly readable and, perhaps above all, imbued with rock-solid judgment, it deserves to become a classic of sporting literature
A fascinating insight into how sport is both driven by and a driver of societal change
A sparkling history that makes the reader keep murmuring "I never knew that"
An elegant, richly-textured history
Absolutely fascinating and completely eye-opening - every page contains a gem. I loved it
Horspool places sport at the heart of Britain's story . . . A joy . . . More Than a Game observes the grand sweep of British sporting history playing out as a set of eye-opening facts
Thoughtful and entertaining